Team Members

Michigan Technological University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Center for Technology & Training

 

Tim CollingTim Colling, PhD, PE
Director of Center for Technology & Training
Infrastructure management, management systems, local agencies issues

 

 

John VelatJohn Velat, MS
Director of Tribal Technical Assistance Program
Tribal government issues

 

 

John SullivanJohn Sullivan, PE
Senior Research Engineer—Center for Technology & Training
Water and wastewater design, operation, municipal infrastructure finance, municipal management

 

 

Pete TorolaPete Torola, PE
Research Engineer II
Construction inspection and management, infrastructure management

 

 

John KieferJohn Kiefer, PE
Research Engineer II
Infrastructure management

 

 

 


Michigan Technological University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

 

 

David HandDavid Hand, PhD
Department Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Physical and chemical treatment of organic compounds from air and water streams

 

 

Jennifer BeckerJennifer Becker, PhD
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Affiliated Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Biological treatment of waste water and ground water; drinking water treatment

 

 

Eric SeagrenEric Seagren, PhD
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Affiliated Professor, Biological Sciences
Evaluation and monitoring of biological treatment processes for wastewater treatment, biological stormwater treatment

 

 

Martin T AuerMartin T. Auer, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Modeling surface water quality as a result of infrastructure changes, limnology, engineering approaches to lakes and rivers

 

 

Daisuke MinakataDaisuke Minakata, PhD
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Sustainable water and wastewater treatment and management, innovative treatment technologies

 

 

 


Michigan Technological University School of Business and Economics

 

 

 

Thomas E MerzThomas E. Merz, PhD
Associate Dean, School of Business and Economics; Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics
Public sector finance and economics, game theory, microeconomics

 

 

Paul A NelsonPaul A. Nelson, PhD
Associate Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics
Regulatory economics, managerial economics, economic decision analysis

 

 

Jonathan LeinonenJonathan Leinonen, PhD
Lecturer in Management, School of Business and Economics
Management information systems, business and economic development, entrepreneurship

 

 

 


Michigan Tech Sustainable Futures Institute

 

 

Sustainable Futures Institute

 

Robert HandlerRobert Handler, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Operations Manager/Senior Research Engineer, Sustainable Futures Institute
Sustainability and lifecycle analysis, reuse of materials

 

 


Michigan Tech Transportation Institute

 

 

 

Ralph HodekRalph Hodek, PhD
Associate Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Transportation engineering, soil mechanics

 

 

 


Michigan Tech Great Lake Research Center

 

 

Great Lakes Research Center

 

Guy MeadowsGuy Meadows, PhD
Director, Great Lakes Research Center; Adjunct Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
Autonomous environmental monitoring platforms, large-scale field experimentation in Great Lakes, acoustic remote sensing